Nyaweri VCT

Nyaweri VCT office

Nyaweri VCT office

“VCT” in the context of HIV/AIDS  stands for Voluntary Counceling and Testing. Employes at Nyaweri office work as counselors and test people for AIDS. Nyaweri stands for three provinces in Kenya: NYANZA, WESTERN and RIFT VALLEY.

The office exists since 2004, founded by Dr. Peter Oracha Adoyo from Maseno University. The main office of Nyaweri is Liverpool VCT  Care and Treatment under which Nyaweri is working. Right now six people are running Nyaweri office, five are Deaf and one is hearing, who are all trained on counseling and testing. The main reason of the formation of this office is to help educate hearing impaired people on HIV/AIDS, so that they are able to make informed decisions and carry out testing. Deaf people have to face many challenges when it comes to HIV/AIDS.  Myths and prejudices exist about the Deaf and in combination with HIV/AIDS it is even harder for them to lead a normal life. Another big problem is the lack of information and awareness of HIV/AIDS especially for those who are living in the rural areas. Language barriers among the education level are a big challenge and it is really hard for them to acquire appropriate information about HIV/AIDS. Poor access to VCT services, Stigma and discrimination are three other challenges for a Deaf person. Continue reading

Welcome to Kids of Maseno e.V.

Here you will find information about our association Kids of Maseno. Our goal is to support Deaf and Deafblind children in Kenya, especially in Maseno, a town situated in the western part of the country, in their school education.
Furthermore, we also participate and assist other projects like workshops for parents, awareness programs about Deafness and Sign Language, and the building of a new children’s home. Besides the presentation of recent programs you get to know more about your own possibilities to get involved in several activities, for example as an intern or as a donor. If you have any questions or remarks please use the contact paper sheet. But for now: Have fun on our website!